Morning round-up: Wednesday 11 February

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By Thomas Connelly on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts

newspapers4Voting rights of 1,015 UK prisoners were breached, Strasbourg rules [The Telegraph]

Northern Ireland legal aid row: Lawyers could withdraw services if cuts go ahead [BBC News]

Clegg urges May to pass law protecting journalistic sources from police [The Guardian]

Police from several UK forces seek details of Charlie Hebdo readers [The Guardian]

Liverpool thug who waged ‘indefensible’ campaign of abusive phone calls to law firm wins cut in his jail term [Liverpool Echo]

Barrister warns against knee-jerk laws to restrict free speech [Oldham Evening Chronicle]

Microsoft and Twitter support same-sex marriage law change in Ireland [Belfast Telegraph]

The real Great Gatsby: Cincinnati lawyer known as ‘King of the Bootleggers’ who turned to crime when he noticed his clients were getting rich [Mail Online]

Bruce Jenner ‘hires top lawyer as investigation into fatal crash continues’ [Mirror]

Law in Action: Protecting the innocent [BBC iPlayer]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Commercial property paralegal at one of Kent’s leading law firms [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I got a scholarship and a full-time job, then studied part-time; problem solved and no sugar daddies have been involved. I’m not casting any judgment on this young lady, I’m merely stating that there are other ways to tackle the debts.” [Legal Cheek Comments]